Social Work Salaries in Maine - ME
By Susan Maphis, allied health world contributing writer
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The federal government Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics organizes social workers into four distinct groups: Child, Family and School Social Workers; Medical and Public Health Social Workers; Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers; and all other Social Workers. Maine has the second-highest concentration of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers of all states in our country, at 1530, according to the BLS. These mental health and substance abuse social workers earn an average annual income of $39,040. The average social worker salary in Maine varies depending upon which category of social worker one falls under, what metropolitan area one works in, and one’s educational level.
According to the BLS, Child, Family and School Social Workers in Maine earn an average annual income of $40,200; while Medical and Public Health Social Workers in Maine take home an average annual pay of $44,540. The “all other” grouping of Social Workers in Maine earn $45,450 annually. Most social workers in Maine fall into the Child, Family and School Social Worker category, with 1850 social workers under this heading. Mental Health and Substance Abuse is second, at 1530 workers in Maine; with Medical and Public Health third, at 540 workers of this type working in Maine; and all other fourth, at 340 total workers within Maine.